Abu Muqri Mohammed al-Battiwi

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Abu Muqri (or Miqra) Mohammed ibn Ali al-Battiwi (fl. 1331) was a Moroccan astronomer who wrote a poem (urzaja) on the calendar, astronomy and the determination of the hours of prayer. It has been commented upon by o.a. Abd al-Rahman al-Jadiri (1375–1416) and Al-Qalasadi (1412–1487).[1][2] He was a native of the Rif region.


  1. ^ GAL II, 255, S II, 364
  2. ^ G.S. Colin and H.P.J. Renaud, "Note sur le "muwaqqit" marocain Abu Muqri ou mieux Abu Miqra-al Battiwi", Hespéris XXV (1938), p. 94-6